News & Case Studies
Sprawling sites, multiple buildings, lots of green space…these are all typical features of the latest UK care villages. But having a single network that staff, residents and guests can access across an entire site can be problematic. WiFi signals are limited by distance, especially when in green spaces, and it’s not viable to dip in an out of multiple networks and systems.
The difference between the two frequencies on your care home WiFi are the range (coverage) and bandwidth (speed) that the bands provide. The 2.4 GHz band provides coverage further away but transmits data at slower speeds. The 5 GHz band covers less distance but transmits at faster speeds.
This week our engineers have been following strict co-vid guidance when installing a full solution with blanket coverage WiFi across a 70 bed care home carrying critical Voice and Data traffic. The installation comprised:
In these uncertain times, it is important to keep communications channels open with staff and customers. For those customers that don’t have a video conferencing solution, we have a free solution available with our partner, TelcoSwitch to use during the Covid-19 emergency.
We reported last month that one of the biggest challenges for this new decade, will be the ISDN switch off. As a result of this, over the last three years GHM have seen a shift towards Hosted Telephone Systems or upgrading to SIP. But what is happening in the marketplace for care homes?
The GHM Care Team have recently been working on a project for Hillside Care Home, a nursing and residential care home with 58 residents in South Wales. Part of the project is installing our Nexus Care Platform, a messaging platform that sends nursecall alarms and alerts directly to mobile phones so noisy consoles can be silenced. Gareth the Director at Hillside Care Home has kindly shared his first thoughts.
As we approach 2020, what can we expect from Telecoms in the next decade? Well, we have seen much change since 2010. If you think back, this was when the iPhone 3GS was the height of sophistication, and so it’s clear that mobiles will evolve significantly more over the next 10-years also.
GHM Care recently installed a Nexus Care Solution at Court House Residential Home in Devon. The solution is a powerful messaging platform that delivers critical alarms and messaging for carers, increasing both patient satisfaction and staff efficiency at the same time.
A nurse rushes up the corridor putting on surgical gloves as she goes. Another runs in the opposite direction slinging on a plastic apron. A panel on the wall is full of flashing red lights, each representing a room in which someone wants help. And as well as the lights, an alarm bell rings constantly and never seems to shut off.